~ 123. The Frogs and the Sun ~



The Sun had decided to take a wife, and he invited all the animals to come to his wedding.
The frogs were leaping and jumping with excitement when they heard the news.
"There will be music at the wedding!" croaked one of the frogs.
"And dancing!" croaked another frog.
"And lots of food too!" croaked yet another.
A wise old frog rebuked them. "Stop rejoicing, you fools!" he said. "The Sun's marriage is bad news for us all. His heat is bad enough already. Just imagine how much worse it will be after he gets married and starts a family!"

Inspired by: Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Roger L'Estrange, 405.
Notes: This is Perry 314.

Here is an illustration by Billinghurst:



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